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Brenda Gael Smith: Solo Exhibition

Brenda Gael Smith

Natural Abstractions

13 January – 14 February 2018
Gosford Regional Gallery: open daily 10am-4pm

Artist Lecture: Driven to Abstraction: 11am Tuesday 23 January
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Abstract textile paintings by Brenda Gael Smith inspired by the natural world. Includes Copa Abstractions, a special collection of textile sketches celebrating the artist’s surroundings at Copacabana, NSW. All exhibition works are FOR SALE.

Invitation to Natural Abstractions Exhibition: Brenda Gael Smith

Works for Sale in the Exhibition include:

Copa Abstractions Catalogue

This 28 page book showcases the development of the Copa Abstractions project over 52 weeks. It includes inspiration images and the resulting collection of vibrant, abstract textile sketches.

More stock coming: order for delivery after 29 January 2018.

Preview at Blurb.

Copa Abstractions Catalogue Cover Brenda Gael Smith

Portfolio Overview

About my artwork

I create textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of my hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching. Much of my work is inspired by the colour and patterns of the natural world. Using a process of abstraction, I strive to capture the essence of my subjects in simplified form. Working improvisationally, I refine line, shape, colour and texture to evoke a sense of place, express an idea, highlight an issue or elicit an emotional response.

Daily walks are a creative habit integral to my studio practice whether I am home or travelling. By closely observing my surroundings, and taking hundreds of photos, I have a bountiful inspiration bank that informs my work. I also embrace the serendipity factor. From the dye pot, to the design wall, to the sewing machine, I am always open to the possibility of a glorious accident.


Flourish! ©2017 Brenda Gael Smith

Copa Abstractions


Desire Lines

Desire Lines - Passion by Brenda Gael Smith


Dreamlines#7 Detail - Brenda Gael Smith



Flying Colours

g Colours: Crimson Rosella


Turf by Brenda Gael Smith


Landlines: Spinifex Country


Neptune's Necklace #2


Firewheel Brenda Gael Smith


Forest by Brenda Gael Smith

Twelve by Twelve

Argyle Diamons by Brenda Gael Smith

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